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    Default New York City crime stats....Why is this? Well.....

    Read an interesting crime stat from New York City. Just wondering why, and what the solutions may be?

    With regard to race, which is often discussed by the media by the way...( and politicians as well..)
    ...Blacks make up 23% of the population, but account for 75% of shootings and 70% of robberies.
    ...Whites make up 34% of the population but account for just 2% of shootings and 4% of robberies.

    ...So the question is why does such a small percent of the population, blacks, commit such a high percentage of robberies and shootings?
    ...What are the underlying causes of this?
    ...What may be the solutions to those causes?

    This is likely doesn't just pertain to New York, but likely other cities such as Chicago, Memphis, Birmingham. Baltimore, D.C. etc...
    ....Will the media touch this issue or politicize it, or cover it up? Just think if shootings and robberies were at 2 and 4% for ALL races...What would cities look like then?

    Again, what are some real steps that could put a dent in this problem?

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    improving public education would be a start, after school programs, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianJudo View Post
    improving public education would be a start, after school programs, etc.
    We spend more money per capita on education than anywhere else on the globe. Clearly money isn't the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by floydefisher View Post
    We spend more money per capita on education than anywhere else on the globe. Clearly money isn't the problem.
    spending more money does equal improving education, you need to look at the programs, class sizes, how people are learning, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianJudo View Post
    spending more money does equal improving education, you need to look at the programs, class sizes, how people are learning, etc.
    That's one of the problems with public schools ... progressive educators are always changing how they think children should be taught without realizing that it has been the long string of failed changes that are the main reason why they need to make changes to improve now. The sad thing is, given their track record, there is very little hope that their new and improved methods will do anything but make it worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floydefisher View Post
    We spend more money per capita on education than anywhere else on the globe. Clearly money isn't the problem.
    On K-12? No, we don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adroit View Post
    On K-12? No, we don't.
    NYC 18,620 per public school student.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggestal99 View Post
    NYC 18,620 per public school student.

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    I was speaking of national average. Obviously per-capita spending is going to be significantly higher in an area where COL is significantly higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianJudo View Post
    improving public education would be a start, after school programs, etc.
    Anything specific on improvements? What about parental responsibility and especially involvement? Anti drug programs? Ex gang members as speakers? Black professionals in business involved in helping? Black pro athletes touring schools with a " stay in school" message, and avoiding drugs and gangs? How about black pastors? Would any of this help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianJudo View Post
    improving public education would be a start, after school programs, etc.
    Pity Obama and company pissed off the Chicago Annenburg Challenge swag in the last years of the 20th ... a hundred million worth of remedial education to make up for the public schools rather than socially progressive fluff might have made a difference in a few kids lives. And their kids lives by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianJudo View Post
    improving public education would be a start, after school programs, etc.
    Improving public education is always a plus. But with a 70+ percent illegitimacy rate, drugs, absentee fathers and the whole mess, the problem is much deeper.

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    Don't' leave us hanging! What's the answer? Why is it the blacks?
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    Build a time machine and prevent hundreds of years of slavery and 100 years of Jim Crow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pnafin View Post
    Build a time machine and prevent hundreds of years of slavery and 100 years of Jim Crow.
    Give us a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samm View Post
    Give us a break.
    Wait....you do not think slavery and Jim Crow laws are/were a factor?

    You do realize there are people alive today, that were denied the right to vote, and many other rights as well, that were available to non-black/brown folks. Do you deny history, or just don't think it was a factor?

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